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Opinion

Editorial: We expect healthy bipartisanship

Monday, September 15, 2014

We expect a lot of our state Legislators, and part of the expectation is that they will work well with others, even those who sit on opposite sides of the aisle up in Concord. New Hampshire is known for its moderate politics and much of that is down to our representatives really listening to constituents and bringing our concerns to the fore. It is in that context that Larry Cleveland’s … 0

Viewpoint: Are Americans really war weary?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

This summer is the centennial of the outbreak of the Great War of 1914. What relevance does that have for the present and how have attitudes towards war changed since then? Let us begin with a question. Which modern nation is easiest to defeat in a war? According to the memoirs of General Van Thien Dung, field commander of North Vietnamese forces that … 0

Letter: Black marks on Our Town

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: It should be a very busy two to three days — the 275th anniversary of Peterborough. It will be a camera enthusiast’s dream — bands, floats, food tents and crowds. Community is the theme of the celebration, and community service is in the spotlight. Peterborough has much to be proud of, but there are a few black marks that spoil … 0

Letter: Emerson isn’t a true Republican

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

To the editor: Attention Rindge and Fitzwilliam voters: As you know, we have three state representatives, John Hunt, Susan Emerson and Harry Young (floating position). I am writing this letter to let you know my absolute disappointment with Rep. Susan Emerson (R-Rindge). You see that “R” next to … 0

Editorial: Learning — it’s a lifelong endeavor

Monday, September 8, 2014

Usually, when we think of learning, we think of school. And when we think of school, we think of school-aged children. But learning is so much more than that, and can’t be defined by the four walls of a school or the age of the learner. Recently, Diane … 0

Letter: Music on the common is fun

Thursday, August 28, 2014

To the editor: I grew up in Jaffrey, but moved away after high school. By the time I moved back to the area I had a husband, a young daughter and another on the way. Now with two small children, I found myself always looking for fun, family … 0

Letter: Jennifer Daler is my choice

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: I am proud and pleased to support Jennifer Daler of Temple in her bid for Executive Council in District 5. I served with Jennifer in the state Legislature and know her to be an extremely honest and dedicated public servant. She is conscientious, and always … 0

Letter: Kuster, answer this question

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: Considering Congresswoman Annie Kuster won’t answer this question when I call her office or write to her, it is only fair to publish it as a letter to the editor: Congresswoman Kuster, why do you refuse to hold a single town hall meeting with residents … 0

Letter: School choice good for families

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

To the editor: Late last month, the N.H. Supreme Court upheld our state’s School Choice Law. This law encourages businesses to provide scholarship funding to low-income families so that they can send their kids to the schools that best fit their learning needs, or to help cover the … 0

Looking back: My baseball DNA and what I can’t not do

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

We survived the dark, unhappy, chicken wings-and-beer season of 2012. Sixty-nine wins, 93 losses. Management brought in a new manager, but even so we didn’t expect much from last year’s team. Then, to the surprise of the sportswriters … 0

Letter: Jobs for veterans is a key issue

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the editor: In the Monadnock region, the state and nationally, the unemployment rate for veterans having served since 2001 is about 3 percent higher than the overall unemployment rate. We need to provide assistance for veterans returning to the civilian world. Many returning veterans, after having risk … 0

Letter: Summer reading program success

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the editor: For the first time ever, this summer the Jaffrey Public Library offered a Summer Reading Program for adults. We had 118 people sign up, and of those, 85 actively participated with 506 total books read — a percentage of 72 percent. It was great to … 0

Letter: Thanks to all for Labor Day event

Friday, September 5, 2014

To the Editor: On behalf of the Francestown Improvement & Historical Society and from me personally I thank everyone who helped make this, our 97th consecutive, Labor Day Weekend Celebration another successful event. To the citizens of Francestown, the event chairs and volunteers, to those behind the scenes … 0